Sunday Collectives 12/08/14 – 12/14/14
Here we are in the Christmas season. What does that mean? Does it bring the scent of cookies and pine? Do songs play in your mind and heart, like I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas or Silent Night?
Is there a Christmas tree with treasured ornaments and bright sparkling lights casting a warmth in your home?
Are you wearing a new sweater? Are all the presents wrapped and waiting for excited children to laugh and tear into them?
It is hard to believe that we are almost at the close of this year. This time of year typically leads to many revisits, by this… I mean revisiting goals, choices and even sadly regrets. I believe that these revisits are indeed necessary.
One cannot know how far they wish to go or how far they have come without this process. However, it is important to have a Christ centered perspective during these evaluations. If not we can confuse our desired timing with Gods perfect timing and loose site of Gods divine process.
Ever get a Christmas gift that you couldn’t use?
Ever receive a gift from someone who either didn’t know anything about you or just gave you a gift “because it was Christmas?”
God gave us the greatest this world has ever seen…….but even though God has given us a gift that will never break, grow too old, or run out of batteries…. nothing in this world can ever take that gift away from us……….
Who are you today?
Not what you did in the past, not what someone else did to you in the past, the past is past, who are you today?
Who you are in Christ, is a new creation, given mercies every morning from a gracious God. Every day the old has gone and the new has come. Forget the past by giving the past to The One who can heal any past. Run the race of today by fixing your eyes on Jesus.
Christmas lists. We make them. We request them. We shop with them.
Shirts…pants…games…TVs…computers…pajamas…lingerie (just seeing if you’re still reading). Sometimes we confuse wants for needs. I’m pretty sure we understand when we make out this list it’s to fulfill our insatiable thirst of wants.
“Walking in God’s Grace is an excellent discussion of what Christians often overlook – God’s grace is not only essential to entering the Christian life, it is also essential for living it.
Through a careful handling of Scripture, the exciting truth is stressed that victory in the Christian life comes not from focusing on the promises we have made to Him, but the provision He has made for us on the cross. Any believer who wants to know how the grace of God applies to the here and now will be helped by reading this book.”
Dr. R.Larry Moyer
Founder & CEO
Chairman of the Board